What is the plant responsible for our favourite tea?

Cymbopogon Citratus (pronounced sim-baw-poe-gawn sit-tray-tiss) is the plant, used to make our favourite lemongrass tea – CC Tea.

Cymbopogon is a genus of about 55 species of grass, two of which are referred to as Lemongrass. These are Cymbopogon Citratus and Cymbopogon Flexuosus.

Cymbopogon Citratus is commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herb. In Asia it is also reffered to as a »Fever Grass«. As many of indigenous medicinal plants it is used as spice, vegetable and food in the kitchen, for example in preparation of pudding, meat products, candies and baked goods, and for adding flavor to curries and soups.

The plant is native to Southeast Asia, particulary India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines, because it typically flourishes in tropical climates. Each region has a distinctive flavour. In general, it is well known for its citrusy aroma and lemon flavor.

The plant leaves contain appreciable amount of Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron, some of essenetial nutrients, which are required for the normal functioning of your body.

It is a type of grass that thives on the pristine. The leaves are strep-like and green. They can grow up to 1,3 cm wide and about 0,9m long. They release a citrus aroma when crushed due to the present of essential oil in the tube-like cells.

Most of the leaves emerge from the soil, usually without a stem. The plant does not typically produce flowers. If it is over matured and not harvested in time, it will tend to flower. Once it flowers, the quality of the plant is decreased. So, the farmers make sure to harvest it well in time before it flowers. Harvesting must be done by hand. Rather than taking all of the levaes, almost whole leaves are cutted, only 6 inch from the ground is left. It is then grown back and regenerated in few months, ready for the next flush.

Cymbopogon Citratus can simply add a refreshing aroma to your healthy lifestyle.


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